Jan. 29, 1955: The East Tennessee State College Buccaneers defeated their nearest rivals, the Milligan Buffaloes, 99-74, in men’s basketball before 3,000 fans. The home game represented the 26th consecutive Volunteer State Conference victory for ETSC Coach Madison Brooks, whose name now adorns that same gymnasium, and the 14th consecutive home win for the Bucs.
Jan. 29, 1970: The Johnson City Area Chamber of Commerce held its 55th annual membership dinner meeting. Dan B. Wexler was the Chamber president. The theme was “The Beginning of a Second Century of Progress.”
Jan. 29, 2009: Mayor Jane Myron announced her intentions to seek another four-year term on the Johnson City Commission.
Sources: Johnson City Press; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Archives of Appalachia, Mary Hardin McCown Collection.
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